Art and AirBnB: Celebrating Judah’s 6th Birthday

Since we enjoyed our first AirBnB experience, we thought that celebrating our youngest son’s birthday with another AirBnB booking was a great idea. This time, we decided to book a unit owned by our friends, Martel and Alelie, at SM Light Residences. Alelie told us ahead that the unit is so much smaller than the one we previously booked, but we didn’t mind. I read the feedback their very satisfied clients left on the site about their unit so we were confident that the place would be nice. (READ: A Birthday and an AirBnB staycation) Besides, smaller’s fine with us. We’re only […]

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Homeschool Book Review: Pan de Sal Saves the Day

One of the things I’ve picked up from our summer stint at The Learning Library was that in order to help your children learn to speak the Filipino language, you must also constantly read to them in Filipino. It’s hard work to be consistent at it, but I do look for story books that include Filipino sub-text and read to them both the English and the Filipino texts.  This is what I did with Pan de Sal Saves the Day, a Carlos Palanca winning short story for children written by Norma Olizon-Chikiamco and published by Tuttle Publishing. The story Pan de Sal […]

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Money Matters: The Philippine Market Outlook 2017 and the Small Investor

As a newbie investor, I try my best to understand the processes involving my investments. I find that it’s good to know how the market is and where it’s going,how the peso is performing, and how the current world issues are seen to affect the local economy. I can’t speak for other investors, but I like knowing what to expect from my investments and whatever could cause its increase or decrease. I find that it gives me the opportunity to figure out my way through and maximise my options as an investor. I may have not been able to join […]

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Easy Recipes: Creamy Chicken & Mushroom dish with corn on the side

We call this recipe Chicken a la Chy after my friend, Phoebe a.k.a “Chy” to her childhood friends,  who introduced the dish to us. But in the cook book Cherished Traditions that was published by our South church a couple of years ago, they entitled it “Chicken a la King….and Phoebe.” What it actually is, is a creamy chicken & mushroom dish served with corn (and apparently, chips!) on the side. But you can call it any way you like. I realized that I haven’t shared any recipes lately and since we cooked this tonight, I thought I’d share with you how […]

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When the home schooling journey ends

We’ve been home schooling our eldest since he was three years old. It was a tad too early to do so, but I was an eager mom who knew nothing much about the movement back then, so I thought the earlier we start teaching him the ABC’s and the 123’s, the better. Of course, throughout the years, my mindset has changed, after expanding my homeschooling circle, reading several books and blogs about it, and the experience itself has taught me to appreciate and enjoy each of our children for both their strengths and their weaknesses, their impressive qualities and their individual quirks. […]

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